U.S. Congressman. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced to practice law in Wilmington, Vermont. During the Civil War, he served as 1st Lieutenant in Company I, 16th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, Union Army. After the war, he resumed the practice of law, entered the Government Civil Service and was chief of staff to Governor Peter T. Washburn in 1869 and was Vermont State Attorney, (1870-72). He also was a member of the Vermont State House of Representatives, (1872-74, 96-1900), U.S. Attorney for the district of Vermont, (1880-87) and served in the Vermont State Senate, (1892-94). In 1901, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1909. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he was judge of the municipal court in Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1910 and Postmaster of Brattleboro, (1912-15).
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith